20150430_131326We had a great day a few weeks ago with a group of lovely volunteers from Mitie who came along to help us with a big project around the Kingsway Court Community Garden.

12 hard workers from Mitie joined the DRCET team to move soil and turf, clear up and re-surface embankments and generally work to improve the appearance of the landscaped ares around the Kingsway flats.

Having a large team allowed us to make real headway on the project – with over 40 hours of volunteer time being contributed we were able to really make a difference to several areas that were in need of a little TLC.

We had beautiful weather for the day, and morale was kept high by a kind resident who supplied the volunteers with bonus bars of chocolate!
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Give Everyone Cycle Space is a Cycling Scotland campaign to encourage more people to cycle. It aims to create high levels of driver awareness around people on bikes to make Scotland’s roads more cycle friendly.

GiveEveryoneCycleSpace_1The campaign works on a national and local level. At a national level, the Give Everyone Cycle Space message will be visible on buses, bus shelters, billboards, online and on television – you can watch the video here.

Locally, Cycling Scotland is working with 14 local authorities to deliver a range of activities including route planning workshops, lesson planning, led rides between primary and secondary schools and a cycle to school competition.

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ActiveSeniors_Kingsway_20140610The Active Seniors Day in the Park will take place on Tuesday 9 June in Victoria Park. There will be lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along.

We will be along with an information stall so why not pop along and say hello!! The event takes place from 10.30am until 3.30pm. For more information please contact Active Seniors on active_seniors@hotmail.com

The Active Seniors is supported by Glasgow City Council, GHA, The Robertson Trust, Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association and Age Scotland.

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SCC_Planter_01Scotstoun Community Council have been planting spring flowering bulbs and perennial hardy geranium in various ‘green plots’ and planters across the Community Council area. The project has been funded by the Ward 13 Area Partnership area budget.

SCC_Goldberry_GreenPlotEach ‘green plot’ has been planted with 8-10 plants facing the pavements or paths. The intention is to create a short line of colour at these borders as a visual indicator of Scotstoun Community Council’s project and to improve the appearance of the area. The planted borders have been prepared and will be maintained in the first instance by SCC volunteers and hopefully in subsequent years by residents or local businesses in the vicinity of the sites.

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LINKES logo SmallLINKES are recruiting for a part-time Community Development Worker to join their small team and play a vital role in running this busy project. This job would suit a self-starter with a commitment to Community Development. The post is 28 hours a week at a salary of £26,230 pro-rata. The application deadline is Friday 22 May and interviews will take place on Thursday 4 June.

The role will involve overseeing the day-to-day operations of the project, dealing with enquiries, managing the weekly timetable of groups and activities, planning community events, supporting volunteers, developing new services, partnership working and various other tasks to ensure the smooth running of the project. It can be demanding so it will suit an innovative and creative candidate, who can function well under pressure and enjoy the rewards of overcoming challenges.

For more information and the application pack please check out the LINKES website or the Good Moves website.

Recycle-Reward-News1_0A new report investigating the options for a refundable cash deposit for recycling drinks bottles and cans in Scotland has recently been released by Zero Waste Scotland.

National deposit return systems already operate in many other countries, as a measure to improve recycling and cut litter. The systems see customers pay a small cash deposit when they buy a drink in a can or bottle, and get the money back when they return the item to a collection point. The items can then be recycled into new containers or other packaging.

The study explores the role that such a scheme could play in reducing litter, complementing local authority recycling services, and improving recyclate quality.  It also considers the potential costs of such a system. The study models what a Scottish system could look like, based on a comprehensive comparison of other systems operated across the globe.  The model included a deposit of between 10p and 20p per item, and covered all drinks and containers, including bottles, cans and cartons.

SustainableGlasgow_Logo_SquareGlasgow has won a bid to host the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in 2017. This leading climate change conference and will attract around a 1000 delegates from the UK, Europe and around the world.

People are at the heart of Glasgow’s transformation, and the organisers hope the conference will be an opportunity for both the international experts and the general public to see how the city is living up to its ambitions – ‘from steam to green’.

It will mark the first time that the conference has been held in the UK since its inauguration, with previous host cities including Hamburg in Germany and Copenhagen in Denmark.

Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

De'ils On Wheels Community Bicycle Workshop

Community Bike Workshop

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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